Palworld update throws cheaters to the Direhowls

Palworld update throws cheaters to the Direhowls
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Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

7th Feb 2024 16:50

Pocket Pair's Palworld has been the talk of the industry since it launched, and even though it was first revealed back in 2021, its popularity has truly fired out of nowhere. Now that Palworld stands as one of the moment's biggest successes, fans are starting to get comfortable with it. 

Cheaters have frustratingly gotten just as comfortable, and it's leaving the whole Palworld experience more unbalanced than is fair. It's hopefully no trouble anymore, as Pocket Pair has revealed that the latest Palworld update is trying to to remedy the game's cheating problems.

Palworld's new update is coming for cheaters

Pocket Pair's latest Palworld update has been announced and seems intent on providing "countermeasures" to exploits and cheats that have been causing trouble for the small developer. Regardless of how much the team has done, the devs are locking in and treating cheaters with the severity they need to be quashed.

The patch notes for Steam update v0.1.4.1 and Xbox patch v0.1.1.4 revealed that along with glitches that led to players to corrupted save data, disappearing weapons, and Pals falling asleep never to wake up again, the game has implemented some unnamed measures to fight "against some cheats and exploits."

We don't know just yet exactly what Palworld is coming down on, but perhaps this is a part of the strategy of clearing them out - maybe cheaters are going to have to wait to see if their favourite exploit is on the chopping block. 

Palworld is feeling the strain from cheaters

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This update is good news, as it comes after Palworld had to come forward on Twitter to admit that cheaters were very much on its radar. Players quickly took to the replies to share their experiences with those taking advantage of the game.

The stories from players in the replies are indicative of a game with a serious issue, so for the team to take action now is a hopeful sign of better things to come. After all, we've had enough to worry about with the looming threat of legal action from The Pokemon Company.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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